We’ve invited industry experts to talk about tools, tips, and tricks that can help you get the most out of Visual Studio 2010. Join your peers for a 30-minute presentation, demo and discussion over lunch. Plus, we’re going to give away a free $25 gift card before every event so that you can Bring Your Own Lunch!
Building Quality Applications with Visual Studio
Quality considerations are of paramount importance in the software business. It has long been understood that the costs of defects rise significantly when they are not caught early. The agile community, for example, refers to “failing fast” as an important rallying cry and, as a result, sees continuous integration and testing as fundamental practices. Visual Studio 2010 provides an aggressive set of innovations around test and quality to help software teams deliver superior results. Join us as Chris Birmele, Product Technology Specialist from Microsoft Australia, talks about how to improve quality and the capabilities of Visual Studio that simplify development across the application lifecycle. All registrants before November 20th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
Microsoft Australia Pty Ltd
Streamlining your Development Process with Visual Studio
Most organizations fall into the trap of optimizing a part of their development process while failing to look at the end-to-end development process. Although this low- hanging fruit approach can sometimes result in positive change, it very often misses the big gains that can be made when focusing on the entire end-to-end process. Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 provide deep visibility across the entire end-to-end process, creating real change that impacts an entire organization instead of just a single team. Join us as Microsoft Valued Professional Anthony Borton talks about how to improve the development process throughout the application lifecycle. All registrants before December 4th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
Enhance ALM Pty Ltd
Becoming More Effective and Efficient at Testing with Visual Studio Test Professional 2010
There are two key goals for any Quality Assurance and Test Professional: to validate the quality of an application and to improve overall software quality. Yet testing effort is often wasted on necessary repetition, unclear test prioritization, and downright human error. Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 lets you achieve these two goals efficiently and effectively using the right testing and diagnostics tools to create superior solutions and interactions. It also eliminates waste across your application lifecycle by breaking down the silos within teams and delivering key integration capabilities to ensure teams are more productive. Join us as industry experts from KJ Ross talk about practices that can help simplify testing and help you become more effective at testing your code. All registrants will receive a $100 voucher that may be used towards a training course with KJ Ross!
Enabling Performance & Stress Test throughout the Application Lifecycle
Poor application performance costs companies millions of dollars and their reputation every year. The simple challenge of releasing software that behaves predictably, consistently and responsively continues to be a big one. Internal applications with poor performance add another layer of cost - both in lost productivity and missed deadlines. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 provides the tools to measure, improve and verify application performance under the most demanding conditions so that your application performs predictably regardless of the situation. Join us as Jaime Bate, Microsoft Valued Professional from ALM Services, talks about the importance of performance testing, as well as the tools that allow you to improve testing throughout the application lifecycle. All registrants before January 28th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
Jamie Bate, ALM Services
Eliminate Bugs with Visual Studio 2010
An enormous amount of time is spent debugging problems in code – even simple problems take time. The new debugging tools in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate give developers a successful outcome to any debugging session. But more than that, developers can do it in a fraction of the time previously required. Elusive non-reproducible and intermittent errors can be eliminated quickly, saving time and money and increasing customer satisfaction. Join us as Ryan Tarak, Developer Evangelist from Microsoft Australia, talks about the tools in Visual Studio 2010 that simplify debugging and allow you to reduce bugs in less time. All registrants before February 12th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
Heterogeneous Development with Visual Studio
Many organizations develop and support applications written in Java, .NET, and often other platforms. Today, these disparate platforms have resulted in separate silos, leaving the organization without end-to-end visibility into its development efforts. This separation also means that any process improvements made by one silo are unlikely to benefit the other silos. With Visual Studio 2010, that painful separation is about to become a thing of the past. Join us as Mitch Denny, Chief Technology Officer from Readify, talks about the best practices that help developers collaborate across platforms. All registrants before February 26th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
Readify Pty Ltd
Understanding Your Systems with Visual Studio 2010
Most projects start from an existing code base – whether you are enhancing an existing application or re-writing an application to modernize it. In either case, the documentation for the existing system is most likely non-existent, stale, or just wrong. The people who wrote the system are no longer available to the new team, which is left trying to understand a system with no starting point. Visual Studio 2010 gives you that starting point and allows teams to be productive in a fraction of the time it takes today. Join us as Richard Banks from Readify talks about how development teams can increase productivity when working with legacy code by using tools available in Visual Studio 2010. All registrants before March 13th will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards a lunch of their choice!
This is a great opportunity to relax, eat lunch, connect with community members and learn some more about Visual Studio 2010.
Thanks and stay awesome,